The race for less… update

As of this morning, I have offically lost 20% of my original body weight of 300 pounds.  Now that I am at 240, I have only 10 pounds left to shed before I reach my inital goal.  As for my main goal, I’m striving for 40 more pounds.  Honestly, I don’t think I have weighted so little since freshman year of high school.  My weight on my drivers license now out weighs me by 20 pounds.  If it didn’t cost money or use up valuable time, I would have like to get a new license, just kind of a reminder for myself. 

There have been so many different benefits from this, it has truly changed me.  I sleep better, I feel happier, people treat me differently, I get sick less, I run faster, I work out longer, I get angry less, and I have a overwhelming burst of self-confidence and a positive self-image.  My only regret is that I didn’t do this years ago, how much of my life could I have made brighter if I had implemented self-control and a workout routine?  I guess that sometimes, one’s head can only be removed from dark places at specific times in life… luckily, I pulled my out when my chance came along.

This has honestly been the hardest, yet most fulfilling and affirming 10 months of my life.  Here’s to taking a scary situation and making it work for you.

About Wellsy

Chris is a twenty-something Special Education teacher and Football coach in a little town south of Eugene, Oregon. Chris happily lives with his beautiful wife and his terribly uncoordinated Grate Dane named Moose. Chris has been known to travel, like reading, wanting more time to writing, be in the outdoors more, and generally not befoul the world.

Posted on September 26, 2008, in race for less and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I don’t believe I am allowed to communicate near pictures any more. You may have noticed that Meagan just yelled at me on her facebook page for conversing too much with Miller and other people near the infamous Jaegerfest morons in a field picture. So at the risk of provoking more sanctions from Princess, let me say that although there is less of you to love, I am still your biggest fan. I hope that the lesson you take away is that you can accomplish absolutely anything you choose to in life. So, may you live like Wall Street, steadily heading downward.

  2. but have you thought about how you missed your liaison with Jessica Alba because you weren’t such a hottie in your younger years?

  3. Proud of you! 🙂 Your deserve to feel good about yourself cuz you are pretty fantastic 🙂

  4. I like how most of mom’s message was really about me, cause i am just so awesome. way to go “big” guy.

  5. Just adds to your meg-centered universe.

  6. Note: Last comment was made by someone who is incapable checking who is signed on other people’s computers…

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